Robert F. Roach is the Chief Compliance Officer at New York University and Adjunct Professor at the Stern School of Business. As NYU’s Chief Compliance Officer, Bob is part of NYU’s Office of the President and oversees the University’s Ethics, Compliance and Risk Management programs. Bob is a member of the faculty of the Business and Society Program Area, Langone MBA program at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Bob is Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee and Co-Chair of the ACC Greater New York Chapter Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee. Bob is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Bob speaks frequently around the country on ethics and compliance, and has published numerous articles in the areas of ethics, compliance, and investigations.
During his career, Bob has had substantial experience in higher education and public service law. Bob was Assistant Professor of Law at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, where he taught courses and conducted research in the areas of civil rights, constitutional litigation and advanced trial advocacy. While in Virginia, Bob served as counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. He has also taught Constitutional Law at John Jay College and in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
Prior to joining NYU, Bob served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), where he was responsible for NYC’s ethics and corruption prevention programs and conducted investigations into white collar crimes and public corruption. For his work at DOI, Bob received the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service; the Federal Bureau of Investigation award for Outstanding Performance in a Joint Investigation; the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York Award for Outstanding Performance in a Joint Investigation and Prosecution; the Sheldon Oliensis Ethics in City Government Award; and an award of appreciation from the NYC Police Department, Detective Endowment Association.
Bob has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and Section Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the NY State Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and white collar crimes.
Bob received his law degree from Georgetown University, where he was an editor of the Law Review.